National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) was America’s premier rare isotope facility, serving more than 1,000 researchers from around the world, enabling them to explore the inner workings of atoms and their role in the universe. NSCL provided rare beams of rare isotopes, including new research capabilities with stopped and reaccelerated beams. NSCL was a national user facility funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), supporting the mission of the Nuclear Physics program in the NSF Physics Division.

FRIB builds upon the expertise and achievements of NSCL, and looks beyond NSCL’s discoveries to envision the next-generation technology needed for next-generation rare isotope experiments.